Carey Purcell is a New-York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a young, progressive woman. Read more.

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Published: How a Tony-Winning Dad Raised Three Performers, and They’re All Conquering The Biz

Originally published on View this story online A Tony-winning actor with more than a dozen plays and musicals under his belt, Chuck Cooper can seemingly do anything — except decipher a hashtag, that is. “I’m pretty confident in my … Continue reading

Published: Church vs. Stage: Actors of Faith on Supporting Equal Rights

Originally published on View this story online Even when she’s not onstage, Victoria Clark can still be heard singing. The Tony Award winner, most recently seen on Broadway in the musical Gigi, frequently takes the stage at a Methodist … Continue reading

Published: Career or Children? Why Theatre Parents Feel Forced to Choose

Originally published on View this story online When award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl attended the first-ever Lilly Awards ceremony, honoring the accomplishments of women in theatre, she had no idea the evening would end with her breastfeeding her daughter Hope … Continue reading

Published: A Woman’s World: Hamilton’s Leading Ladies, The Schuyler Sisters, on Being the Kardashians of the 1700s

Originally published on View this story online Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones, who star as the pivotal women in Alexander Hamilton’s life in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton, discuss laughing on the floor while wearing … Continue reading

Review: Finding Neverland

It is good to have Matthew Morrison back on Broadway. Last seen on Broadway in 2008’s South Pacific, the musical theatre star has been occupied by the hit FOX show “Glee” for the past several years. But now, playing J.M. … Continue reading

Review: Something Rotten!

There’s no shortage of energy at the St. James Theatre, where the new musical Something Rotten! has danced its way onstage – and doesn’t stop dancing. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick’s Renaissance-era musical, which features … Continue reading

Review: The King and I

The Tony-winning musical theatre dream team is at it again. Bartlett Sher, who first teamed with Kelli O’Hara in The Light in the Piazza and breathed new life into the 2008 revival of South Pacific has brought a new production … Continue reading

Review: The Lion

Who knew folk music could be so sad? Who knew it could leave you feeling like you’d been both punched in the stomach and embraced in a warm, comforting hug? Apparently Benjamin Scheuer, the writer and star of “The Lion,” … Continue reading